Glonass-M satellite model
|Operator||Russian Aerospace Defence Forces|
|Spacecraft||GLONASS No. 754|
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) |
|Dry mass||250 kg|
|Dimensions||1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 23, 2014, 22:54UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 43/4|
|Contractor||Russian Aerospace Defence Forces|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
|Semi-major axis||25,519 km (15,857 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||19,129 km (11,886 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||19,153 km (11,901 mi)|
|Epoch||25 March 2014|
This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 754.
Kosmos 2494 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket with a Fregat upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 22:54 UTC on 23 March 2014. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2014-012A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39620.
The satellite is in orbital plane 3, in orbital slot 18. As of April 2014 it remains in service.